Sunday, July 1, 2018

Gallery 6

This is part of a growing collection of paintings I am working on that have to do with spirituality, symbolism, myth, and a touch of fantasy.  They are inspired by religious concepts that I feel have a lot to say to all peoples, all beliefs...
















Gallery 5

These are two of the paintings I did at the Ashland Academy of Art while beginning to build a scifi/fantasy illustration portfolio before I was persuaded to consider 'commercial fine art' (for lack of a better term), rather than just putting out work at the demands and vision of someone else....







Gallery 4

These are samples of "homework" done at the Ashland Academy of Art.  On our off time, Semyon Bilmes would encourage us to do response sketches- quick 3-8 minute sketches of whatever we see while out and about, trying to capture the essence of your subject as much as you can before the scene changes.  These were a great challenge and helped immensely.  For awhile I did around 50 of these sketches per week- filled quite a few sketch books...






























Gallery 3

These are examples of studies I did while at the Ashland Academy of Art (now Atelier Maui), under the direction of Semyon Bilmes.  These are just a few of the construction drawings in pencil and still life paintings in gouache and oil I worked on during my time there:




















These two are the last studies I did while at the academy:










Gallery 2

These are some of the illustration projects that came out of my time at Boise State University:

A spot illustration for an article on writers fighting over who receives credit and how much on a group venture...


A spot illustration for an article on radio DJ's that use racy humor raunchy comments to sell their program and the regulations coming down on them...

Some angry guy...I can't remember what it was for...


For an ABC children's book using animals and letters- Baboon ballet...





A commentary on going through the education system with a useful degree...



An illustration on Old English sayings- mine was "Ham fatter" or "Hamming it up"  Turns out when actors were so poor (i.e. bad actors), they couldn't afford cold cream to take off their stage make up, so they used pig fat to do the job.




An illustration on phobias- mine was on fear of chickens...







Gallery 1

These are a sample of cartoons and random sketches taken from my college sketch book.  Time period is probably around 96'-98'.


Inside cover of my sketchbook:  describes my mind very well...


character study of a raccoon who was going to be one of my main personalities on a strip I was working out...
random weirdness...